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Rock Music Made Visible

Is heavy metal rock music harmful? This is a question I hear many times, especially from concerned parents. I usually answer that question with, “It depends.” Any style of music can have what you might call healing qualities and/or detrimental qualities. You can refer...

Bach to Brilliance – on Being Human

For as long as I can remember, since I started playing the classical guitar, whenever I’m not feeling well, I pick up my guitar and play Bach. There was something about his music that always made me feel better. Many years ago, when I was caring for my Mom as she...

Your Musical Mind

Is music hard-wired within us or is our response to music a result of our culture? This is a musical version of the question posed by scientists for many years: “Are we a product of biology or the environment?” Another way we phrase this question is by asking, “Is...